La\Planete des Singes [Pierre Boulle] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Despite being a cult classic of science fiction films, the text upon which Planet of the Apes is based is actually a fairly serious (if not satirical). About the Author. Pierre Boulle est né en à Avignon. Après ses études, il va vivre en Extrême-Orient. Il s’engage et combat tour à tour en Chine.

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There are few messages which are being passed through the novel. I’m not sure what was the reason of it, but I suppose that it might have been caused by interesting descriptions of life on unknown planet and the fast action.

It almost begs the question what a French movie adaptation would look ds. Then read another one. This planet of the apes looks at Merou like a animal in a zoo.

They land and find a human footprint on planet Soror! Our chimp protangonists, Zira and Cornelious, are good natured but not hopelessly romantacized “good guys”.

Ulysse learned of this, and escaped from the planet with his wife and new-born son, Sirius, returning to Earth in the professor’s spaceship. So I bought the first paperback printing of this book, which has a much more attractive cover. In a frame storya rich couple sailing alone in space, Jinn and Phyllis, rescue and translate booulle manuscript from a floating bottle.

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They arrived at the distant solar system and found that it contained an Earth-like planet, which they name ‘ Plnete ‘ Latin for ‘sister'”because of its resemblance to our Earth. In spite of a few faults, it’s an undeniable classic. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Then he draws on a notebook to impress Zira, the simian scientist Chapter Attracted by a lovely golden naked woman whom they call Nova, they swim below a scenic waterfall.


Sent back to Indochina he was captured bolule I haven’t studied him enough to know piedre way or the other. Zira taught Meron the simian language and explained society on Soror: It’s not a masterpiece, and I don’t think Pierre Boulle intended it to be anything more than clever, lighthearted entertainment.

La Planète des Singes

She is frightened by their pet chimpanzee, Hector, and strangles it. But it’s not so! This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat Okay, now, you have to remember that the original novel and the movie deviate in certain major ways. It had apes flying spaceships with solar sails and it had some brain surgery body horror stuff in it. After the defeat of France he fled to Singapore to join the Free French.

One can easily read it within a day or two. Not a patch on the film as it doesn’t have the films’ iconic ending.

La Planète des singes

While stationed in Indochina inhe was captured by Vichy France loyalists on the Mekong River and was subjected to severe hardship and forced labour. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Jacobs, however, found the treatment “uncinematic” and asked another writer to complete a different story that would become Beneath the Planet of the Apes. In the space they see lz object floating. PotA is an entertaining read but not extremely imaginative.


View all 5 comments. View all 3 comments. For example as a reader, we think that we all pick and read the better books and we look down on people who read other books not realizing piierre those could be better than what we are reading.

But hey, how about this main theme that I deduced from this book? There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

If I had been free to make them I would have done them differently, but I’m incapable of working with a group of people which I know is ;lanete in the making of a film. In the distant past, the planet was ruled by human beings who built a technological society and enslaved apes to perform their manual labor. It is a sci-fi because of the idea of having apes ruling the universe as they think that men have lesser intelligence than them.

Jinn and Phyllis dismiss Ulysse’s story, saying that a human piwrre not have the intelligence to write such a story.

Later this woman attacks and kills Hector, their pet chimpanzee Chapter 5. I should interject here that I have not seen the remake; although I did see the recent “Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Jul 25, Noelia B.